Friday, July 11, 2014

Math Links for Week Ending July 11th, 2014

It's the summer so links seem to be few and far between but I came across this one to bring it in. How about making this drink that gets progressively sweeter as you drink it according to the Fibonacci sequence? Get the recipe and instructions here.
Curriculum Tags: All

Pickings are slim on the resources department. I guess since it is summer. But here are a few recent posts from Kyle at Tap Into Teen Minds. I guess he didn't slow down at the end of June. The first three are on the geometric representation of Pythagorean Theorem. Below is a sample of the materials
Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
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Though not from the Tap Into Teen Minds blog directly, Kyle categorized this one and turned it into a formal Three Act Task. This task uses this awesome clip dealing with some of the more popular hotdog eating champions. Yes, that is what I said, hot dog eating. And it includes the man who changed the face of hot dog eating, Takeru Kobayashi (you may have heard of him if you are a regular Freakonomics Radio listener). So this Three Acts Tasks deals with a commercial featuring some hotdog eating (see below) and can be related directly to linear relations and patterning. Check out the the original post at the link below and Kyle's 3 Act treatment at the link above.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

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